Our Board is comprised of nine directors elected from our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander membership. A specialist director is also appointed to provide additional guidance in the areas of finance and corporate governance. Our Staff Executive team is comprised of a Chief Executive Officer; Principal Legal Officer; and Chief Financial Officer who look to our Board of Directors for strategic direction and advice.



Kenny Georgetown

CEO of an Indigenous Organisation for 17 years, active member of the community, serving on a number of boards, Diploma in Community Services Co-ordination, Certificate IV in Business (Governance). Winner of the Colin Collins Award for Participatory Processes, Community Spirit and Volunteering in the Community.







Gary Lui

Previous experience as a practicing solicitor, substantial experience with native title law and practice & policy work and advocate for Indigenous management of sea country.

Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology), Bachelor of Law, Accredited PRINCE2 Project Manager and Certificate IV in Assessment and Training.






Cyril Seden

Diploma&Cert.IVin Indigenous Community Welfare.
Diploma&CertificateIV in Child Safety.
CertificateIV in Cognitive Skills. (Counselling)
CertificateIV–Trainthe Trainer.
Qualified Fitter and Turner





CharleneBerndtCharlene Berndt

Experience in Government processes and active member of the community.

Graduate Certificate – Business Management and Certificate IV – Business Administration.







JanineGertz Janine Gertz

16+ years Commonwealth Public Service
National and International Lobbying and advocacy
Graduate Diploma of Social Science
Graduate Certificate of Research Methods

Active member of the Community





JohnFarrenJohn Farren
Specialist Director

Juris Doctor – UQ
Bachelor of Commerce (IR and HRM) – Griffith University
Graduate Diploma Professional Legal Education and Training – UQ
Legal Practitioner of Supreme Court of Queensland
High Court of Australia Register of Practitioners
Board Member –  National Board of Management of the Salvation Army’s Employment Plus




GrahmaPattellGraham Pattel

Youth Worker – Cleveland Detention Centre, Chair of Townsville Community Justice Group and active member of the community.

Diploma of Community Management.






Chris RoganChristopher Rogan
Specialist Director

Executive MBA – Australian Graduate School of Management
Graduate Diploma (Business Administration)
Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)
PRINCE2 Foundation certification
MSP (Managing Successful Programmes) – Practitioner certification
Associate Member – Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD)
Member, Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA)


Partner PricewaterhouseCoopers
20+years’experiencein commercial roles
11years’experiencein financial services in Australia and New Zealand.


GaryWallaceGary Wallace
Specialist Director

Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Education
Doctor of Medicine (on going)
Managing Director, Property Development
Associate Lecturer
Professional Coach





LeonYeatmanLeon Yeatman

CEO Mapoon Shire Council, State Winner of AIM Management Excellence – Rural and Remote Category, 15+ years senior management experience and active member of the community.

Bachelor of Arts, Certificate IV in Local Government Administration, Certificate in Executive Management – Queensland Local Government.